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Nov 23, 2013 11:00am PST
security and medicare. that i think is the rub. that is where the political conflict is sharpest and is going to remain sharpist. >> nice to see both of you. thanks so much. >>> up next, cutting noodles and cuts costs. a chinese inventors future solution to rises costs in the kitchen. are jobs at stake as robots hit the workforce? imagine this? >> i said, sell. sell it now. >> five hours. >> sell all of it. >> is this progress? >> what are you talking about google? what is this internet? >> progress with another chance to kick you with fees for flying? an important message for an important message for americans eligible for medicare. the annual enrollment period is now open. now is the time to find the coverage that's right for you the right price. the way to do that is to explore your options. you can spend hours doing that yourself ... or you can call healthmarkets, and let us do the legwork for you - with no cost or obligation. we'll search a variety of plans from nationally recognized companies to find the coverage that's the best fit for you, at a price that fits your
Nov 23, 2013 6:30am PST
. >> reporter: today, social security is one of the government's most popular programs. so is medicare. but a 1962 gallup poll shows that was not always the case. a year before that, a future president warned against socialized medicine. >> you and i are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it once was like in america when men were free. >> the former president -- >> reporter: but with harry truman at his side, lbj signed medicare into law. its rollout was smooth, thanks in part to intense planning. in a 1966 memo, president johnson wrote, quote, perhaps never except in mobilizing for war has the government made such extensive preparations for any undertaking. so is that where the obama administration fell short? >> many of the comparisons between medicare and obama care are misplaced. what the johnson administration was trying to do was much simpler administratively. >> reporter: not to mention technologically. >> we're so beholden to computers, and we have such faith in technology to solve our problems. but some of the problems are ess
Nov 30, 2013 11:00am PST
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Nov 2, 2013 11:00am PDT
at medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare >>> more than 47 million americans are on food stamps. that's nearly one in every six people in this country. the numbers exploded during the recession. and they've kept rising even with the recovery. but on friday, those 47 million americans saw their benefits reduced. rosa flores is here with us. you met with a grandmother who, you know, she's going to have a harder time feeding her family. >> it's going to be a tough time for her and 47 million americans, like you said, and the timing couldn't be worse, folks. the end to this temporary boost in food stamps comes just weeks before thanksgiving, hanukkah and christmas. and while republicans are usually blamed in this case, this time, an interesting twist. how the white hou
Nov 16, 2013 11:00am PST
in medicare and welfare subsidies. congresswoman jan chick cowsky is an illinois democrat who have called walmart bosses welfare kings. i asked wall mart's bill simon about your contention that taxpayers are subsidizing walmart workers. i want you to listen to the response. >> the congresswoman has her perspective. it comes from an angle that is misinformed completely. not completely but in part by the groups that are feeding her the information. by what, the pro-union groups? >> yes. she says hour misinformed, but that's simply not the case. is he wrong? >>> he's absolutely wrong. half the walmart workers make less than $10 an hour. so what do they have to do in order to make ends meet? they go tthe government and ask for medicaid. they ask for food stamps. they ask for subsidized housing. and why? because they are paid poverty wages by the largest private employer in the country. so, yes, let's talk about the makers and the takers. it seems to me that walmart is benefiting by having the government, having taxpayers subsidize their workers that they pay in unfair wage to. >> so the avera
Nov 30, 2013 6:30am PST
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Nov 9, 2013 6:30am PST
. this is "your money." once upon a time, there was talk of a big deal. it would reform medicare and social security and tax code all at once. do you remember that? >> a larger agreement. a grand bargain. >> we are happy to do the grand bargain. >> we support a grand bargain. >> the grand bargain. that was then. these days, a goal less grand as the members of the house and senate try to hammer out a budget agreement trying to replace the sequester. the cuts have enemies on both sides of the aisle. democrats don't like cuts to head start and meals on wheels. republicans don't like the cuts to defense, which military leaders argued hurt the readiness of the armed forces. just ask former secretary robert gates. >> there may be a more stupid way to cut the budget than sequestration. if there is, i have not been able to identify it. these across the board mindless cuts that make no difference between what is important and what's unimportant is a crazy way to try and deal with the budget issue. >> so, can congress find a way to fix it or is washington's dysfunction destined to doom this effort as
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